Tapping the Government Grapevine: The User-Friendly Guide to U.S. Government Information Sources, 3rd Edition

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Judith Schiek Robinson has updated and expanded this popular guide, which offers a thorough and sometimes humorous tour of government information sources. Her highly readable text explains the intricacies of government information and how to find sources that meet specific research needs. New features in the third edition include detailed coverage of Internet resources, directories of World Wide Web addresses, and quick tips on which government Web sites to search for different types of information. Helpful guides to government abbreviations and citations are also included, as are numerous new tables, user guides, exercises, and illustrations.

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JUDITH SCHIEK ROBINSON is associate professor, School of Information and Library Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo. She is the author of three books on reference librarianship and government sources and has conducted workshops for the Office of the Federal Registrar.

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"Robinson's second edition is about as comprehensive as it could be, and the user is left to wonder if she could have possibly left anything out!...The organization of the book is well thought out and proceeds in a sensible, logical format from a well-written and useful introductory chapter on access, on through various descriptions and listings for the great variety of governmental entities that provide information....The information contained in Robinson's important work is complete and accessible, and will provide the busy one-person librarian with a wealth of information about governmental information."-The One-Person Library

"Researching government publications for legal information is no longer a hassle."-Lawyer's Weekly USA

"This is one of those essential publications that should be available to all teachers."-Southwest Regional Social Studies Conference Website

"Highly recommended for all reference collections and as a text for graduate library courses on government documents or legal bibliography."-CHOICE

"This book serves as an excellent guide to the information available to us unwitting citizens in print, on computers, in photographs and in audiovisual sources.Tapping the Government Grapevine is an excellent new research tool for the users of the Bastyr Library, as it can assist many different kinds of searches."-The Library Letter

"Now political science students, and the general public, can learn effective search techniques and end the headaches of finding government documents....techniques and advice on how to locate government information in an efficient and easy manner....an essential acquisition for all academic, governmental, and public library systems."-Wisconsin Bookwatch

"The generous appendices and indices provide excellent quick reference access, and chapter-specific search exercises make this book an excellent self-study for the new, or reborn, government doc's librarian. Whether for the open shelves, the reference collection, the professional collection, or as a training tool, Tapping the Government Grapevine is a must-have for every library, and a must-read for every public librarian."-Public Library Quarterly

?Researching government publications for legal information is no longer a hassle.?-Lawyer's Weekly USA

?This is one of those essential publications that should be available to all teachers.?-Southwest Regional Social Studies Conference Website

?Highly recommended for all reference collections and as a text for graduate library courses on government documents or legal bibliography.?-CHOICE

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